Comedy, Adventure, Shopping and Vintage Computer Fest: There’s Something For Everyone at the Jersey Shore this Weekend

Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey

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As we wait for the arrival of summer and the Jersey Shore to get into full swing, there is plenty to do this coming weekend. We’ve got comedy shows, shopping specials, an adventure expo and a vintage computer festival, just to name a few. There truly is something for everyone so consider a visit while traffic and the crowds are still manageable.  The weather here is forecasted to be in the 70’s all week, a wonderful opportunity to spend a day at Sandy Hook Beach while it’s still free.  Check out our Specials Page for more information on our Sandy Hook and shopping deals.

On Friday, May 13th, 2011 Atlantic Highlands Farmers Market and every Friday from May 6 – October 7, 2011 in Veterans Park across from Borough Hall 100 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands. Market offers fresh produce, plants, polish foods, fresh breads, pickled items, gourmet nuts and dried fruits, baked goods, gluten-free baked goods, chowder, fresh mozzarella and fresh-cut Jersey flowers.

Whose Live Anyway? on Friday, May 13, 2011, 8:00 PM at Count Basie Theatre. Stars Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten & Jeff Davis from the hit TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Whose Live Anyway features 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song. Performing some of the comedy games made famous on the Emmy-nominated show, plus some new ones, all based on audience suggestions, these four comedians have been making audiences gasp at the witty scenes they invent right before their eyes since opening in Vancouver, Canada in 1999.

AAA Member Appreciation Day at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets on Saturday, May 14, 2011 as part of the “Show Your Card and Save Program”. Don’t miss this all-day fun-filled event to include: a Jersey Shore Premium Outlets gift bag to the first 50 AAA members who register and present their card at the Information Center located in the Food Court and special one-day savings at participating stores for AAA members. AAA Staff members will be on site during the event from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Be sure to enter to win great prizes and no purchase is necessary.

Vintage Computer Festival East 7.0 will be held Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th InfoAge Science Center Wall Township, New Jersey. The doors open at 10:00am each day. Speakers begin at 10:15am and end at 2:00pm. The Exhibit and Marketplace open at 2:00pm. VCF runs to 7:00pm Saturday and 5:00pm Sunday. VCF is (mostly) indoors and is held rain or shine. Admission is $10 for one day, $15 for both days, and free for ages 17 and younger. Parking is free.

The Italian Laugh Pack arrives Saturday, May 14, 2011 8:00pm at Count Basie Theatre.  Starring Pat Cooper with: Rocky LaPorte and Joe Starr. Since a 1963 Jackie Gleason Show appearance, Pasquale Caputo (AKA Pat Cooper) has shared the stage with Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr. and more. Impeccable timing and a commanding stage presence keep the original “loveable angry comic” in demand as a regular on the shows of Howard Stern, David Letterman and Regis Philbin.

Outdoor Adventure Expo Sunday, May 15, 2011 11:00am to 5:00pm at Turkey Swamp Park 200 Georgia Road in Freehold. Learn about various outdoor adventure opportunities in our area with the ability to meet local groups and clubs as well as testing a variety of outdoor equipment. Activities during this expo include rock climbing, snake shows, and hands-on demonstrations. Learn how to get started in scuba, try out the 25-foot climbing wall, try out a mountain bike, try your hand at paddling a canoe or kayak, compete in the fishing derby (for children), or go on a nature hike.

The New York Yankees play the Boston Red Sox in a weekend series and you can travel to Yankee Stadium via SeaStreak.  Boat rides are available for the May 14 and 15 games for $60 round trip. A cash bar is available.  Reservations can be made on-line and the boat departs from the Highlands Ferry Terminal in Highlands, NJ. I booked a trip for the June 5th Mets/Braves game last week and it was really easy to do.

We hope to see you this weekend. Do you know of any other local events?  Be sure to let us know in the comments below.


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